Learning and Knowledge Exchanges
The ratification of the National Housing Strategy Act (NHSA) in 2019 has the potential to transform our response to gender-based inequities within the Canadian housing system. Importantly, however, advocates and academics have identified significant gaps between NHS programs and policies and a rights-based approach to housing. In light of these gaps, this report employs a rights-based, GBA+ analysis of NHS programs, policies, and expenditures, exploring their relevance to the progressive realization of the right to housing for women, girls, and gender diverse people in Canada.
Women’s homelessness is made invisible by how we define, measure, and respond to housing need and homelessness. This review explored evidence on the unique causes, consequences, and experiences of homelessness and housing precarity for women, girls, and gender diverse peoples in Canada.